Today I went through a little ordeal at work. I was admonished at work for something I did not do. I did not respond in time, and neither did those who were responsible voice out, and thus I felt a certain injustice.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,Luke 22:31
Nevertheless, God had indeed allowed it to happen. As I read this verse, God tells me that He allows Satan to be at work sifting us like wheat and shaking our faith.
The picture of someone sifting wheat is aggressive shaking to separate the good wheat and the bad chaff. But God allowed it and is meant for good. He allowed it for Peter. He will allow it for me. I may not feel good now, but it is meant for good.
Dear Father, help my troubled heart fixed my eyes on you. Thank you that you are in complete control even as you allow Satan to sift me.